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Buzz Saw Identification (PICT)


 
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Beatles65
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Buzz Saw Identification (PICT) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I picked up this buzz saw last weekend at an auction and am trying to find out who made it and maybe how old it is. Does anybody have any info one one of these? I picked it up for $35, and the guy who had the auction said he bought it on a sale a few years ago for $450! If you have any info that would be great!

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Andrew

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:40 am    Post subject: Re: Buzz Saw Identification (PICT) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If those pillow block bearings, are original, then they should give you some clue, to the age. Are they poured babbit? or are they ball? Are they self aligning, or not?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:36 am    Post subject: Re: Buzz Saw Identification (PICT) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice unit & a great price . My guess is that someone picked up the arbor & blade , then he built the unit to his own design . Who ever built it , was very smart . If it was mine , I'd make a blade guard for it . Please use extra safety. I do like it .God bless , Ken
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:18 am    Post subject: Re: Buzz Saw Identification (PICT) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Saws like that were in early 1900s catalogs.Called pole saws.1 clue to its age would be the lack of arc welding on it.I doubt its a home made job.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:59 am    Post subject: Re: Buzz Saw Identification (PICT) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That one looks similar to mine, but not identical. Appleton made a similar one. Good to hear from you again, I was wondering yesterday what had become of you.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:10 am    Post subject: Re: Buzz Saw Identification (PICT) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My Dad made one similar in the 1920's. Ordered a mandrel from Monkey Wards and made the frame from galvanized windmill iron. The mandrel has babbit bearings with oil slots on the top of the housing.

We staked it down when I was a kid, but later we mounted it right to the back of the B Farmall so it can be easily moved.

It's still at the farm; my brother uses it every year.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Buzz Saw Identification (PICT) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Seen lots of those old buzz saws, but that's one of the better ones. Looks like the pole cradle is pretty well made. It may have been built out of a really old wood framed saw. The mandrel and bearings lasted a long time after the old wood frame rotted. But $450 for it is a real stretch.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Buzz Saw Identification (PICT) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It looks to be Babbitt in the bearings.
 
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